by Sheik Abdur Rahman.
(22 pages, tranlated by Jimas)
After months of political method-acting following the Israeli offensive in Gaza, this booklet authored by Sheik Abdur Rahman Abdul Khaliq was a quite refreshing read.
Now if only some of the people in Brussel, who make a living out of redistributing wealth from unsuspecting European citizens to Palestinian terrorists, would read it they might be able to judge the causes behind the conflict with greater maturity.
However due to the bliss of ignorance reigning in the intelligence agencies of Western Europe, and the power of the Prince of Darkness, politicians have completely lost the ability to see lies, deceit and evil intent although written right across the face of this age old enemy.
Today, broken promises, violence and evil deeds are viewed as a "cry for help" to be rewarded with billions of euros. Selfevidently this practice reinforces the behaviour it was intended to halt.
The opening of Abdur's work gives us a clue as to how this plays out in real life.
It is a variation on a recurring theme within jihadi literature, which could be labelled "Mind-bending inversion of guilt". Muslims might not even notice it, but it does have a strong effect on western scholars. It is usually achieved either by casting defensive action of unbelievers as aggression or by claiming that your own evil deeds are actually helping gestures.
When taken to the extreme this style of writing achieves effects known from the literary "grotesque". Since Abdur's work is an instant classic at this, I will qoute his full account of, how evil and hostile the jews have been towards muslims.
After these preliminaries Abdur quickly goes on to posit his main thesis, which is:
And he has all the right Hadiths and Sira to back up this claim. Within the Islamic world this means you are right. Not just right about what the Quran says, it means you are telling the truth.
It is also interesting to see how peace in islam differs from the kind of peace the diplomats carry in their samsonites, when they fly around the world to the all-important peace-talks, device roadmaps and hand-out nobelprices to jihadists such as Arafat.
Peace in Islam refers to a mental state, which sets in after surrender. Peace is unthinkable without an element of submission. This is one of the central tenets of Islam, and is also the reason Islam is called "the religion of peace". Foolish people think that this is said because it is a peaceful religion. Less foolish people tend to believe that the clerics came up with this lie to fool the Kafirs. It is my own opinion however, that the muslims and clerics are sincere when they label Islam as the religion of peace. Only the peace they have in mind is of a more ancient and primitive kind. It is the kind of peace you find after beating up a guy at school. After the rush of the fight and the moment of surrender and victory both fighters find "peace" in the Islamic sense. In a way it is parallel to when a french nobelman demanded satisfaction, by duelling at dawn.
All the followers of Islam have this inner peace, they have submitted to god, given up their personal freedom and judgment, in order to serve as a slave of God. Just like Abdur, whose very name in one way or another means exactly that "slave."
Peace in an islamic sense never implies a situation where both parties make sacrifices in order to end a war. This is called a ceasefire or "Hudna".
To the muslim warrior, ending a fight prematurely in order to "make" peace is a coitus abruptus. It is the opposite of peace. Which is also the reason he feels himself entitled to compensation from the Jews and Christians.
The failure of European diplomats to acknowledge this straightforward cultural difference make their efforts futile, and the whole "road map to peace" look like a lost highway of good intentions and unintended consequenses. And we all know where that leads.
The next major point put forward by Abdur supports the above, and seems like the result of impeccable scholarship. He starts out by qouting al mujadalar
Since this is the opinion of the creator of the universe, Abdur can deduce certain key aspects, governing preexisting peace treatises with the jews, and other human relations relavant to Islam. He says:
Again, many good points from Abdur. I will not reveal the ending of the book here to our readers, but I would say that it serves as an example of why the middle eastern clerics deserves our admiration.They tend to have a much finer ability to grasp and express, that which is evident from the sources. Someting completely lacking in western scholars, who still have not realised that a text is the result of thoughts, and reconstructing the thoughts which with the greatest likelihood caused the text, is the primary interest of the interpreter. Other thoughts, who are less likely to produce a text similar to the one under scrutiny are of secondary interest.
Book is highly recommended!